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by Gandalfe
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Boehm with tone of Irish flute?
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

Re: Boehm with tone of Irish flute?

You can make progress by listening to the greats and working on getting as close as you can that sound. As a doubler, I'm often called upon to sound like a bassoon on a bari sax. It can be done, but it took a lot of voicing practice. It that case, it was for a theater pit job and I changed my reeds ...
by Gandalfe
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Recording Mic
Replies: 2
Views: 3644

Re: Flute Recording Mic

I really like this guide to recording a flute: http://www.recordingmag.com/resources/resourceDetail/202.html While brass instruments almost always sound best when recorded with a ribbon microphone, the type of microphone you choose to record a flute may depend on the type of music you are recording....
by Gandalfe
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New to Forum, New to Flute - Help! :)
Replies: 10
Views: 3315

Re: New to Forum, New to Flute - Help! :)

If you get it playing, it will most certainly be a conversation piece amongst musicians if not the audience. Do let us know how it goes.
by Gandalfe
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New Professional Flute or Headjoint?
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

Re: New Professional Flute or Headjoint?

Both options are exciting, I suppose it depends upon how much money you have. Of three given here (including the last and most excellent repair the head joint suggestion) I chose to go with a custom flute head joint by McKenna. It didn't hurt that I got it on sale. My wife asked why I bought a new h...
by Gandalfe
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Trying to get back to playing
Replies: 2
Views: 2912

Re: Trying to get back to playing

A six year break ... pfft. :roll: I took an ~30 year break, came back, took lessons, joined a community band. Funny thing, I called to see if I could audition after about 5 months of lessons. The audition was, "Do you have an instrument?" I used the same method books and media I loved in school like...
by Gandalfe
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New member!
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

Re: New member!

Often a sub comes into our band playing an instrument that is so ugly it's beautiful ... if you know what I mean. Typically these are really good players who probably would sound good on almost any instrument. If your instrument works for you I can guarantee you that most of the audience won't know ...
by Gandalfe
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Can't play b sharp
Replies: 6
Views: 5766

Re: Can't play b sharp

Having read this thread I have one other suggestion for you to consider. Sitting with an instructor for a couple of sessions will save you a *lot* of time with the learning curve. Some of the challenges about learning a new instrument can't be intuited. Good luck!
by Gandalfe
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year indeed. It's time for some music making. Enjoy peeps.
by Gandalfe
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: flute for wife
Replies: 4
Views: 1672

Re: flute for wife

My wife and I have Gemeinhardt 3shb flutes that we bought new from my current boss about 5 years ago for $300. Then I bought a custom McKenna flute head when Kessler & Son Music was clearing them out for $200. My wife asked me why I got a custom flute head so I add her play hers with the original an...
by Gandalfe
Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Need advices for flute shirt
Replies: 1
Views: 1238

Re: Need advices for flute shirt

Yeah, they have a shirt like that for many instruments. Looks to be good quality. This one looks nice too:

http://www.zazzle.com/kokopelli_gets_do ... 5416012598
by Gandalfe
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which flute?
Replies: 2
Views: 1520

Re: Which flute?

What does the teacher recommend? If it were my child I'd go with the newer instrument hoping it would last longer. Both of those instruments are fine instruments. If you ask the teacher, I'd love to hear what is recommended.
by Gandalfe
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Meaning of "CS" on Gemeinhardt piccolos
Replies: 3
Views: 2734

Re: Meaning of "CS" on Gemeinhardt piccolos

I always thought the CS was a student model. Would be nice if someone knew.
by Gandalfe
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Pretty new to playing.
Replies: 1
Views: 1807

Re: Pretty new to playing.

Well, I'd say over all a very nice sound. I would suggest in the future the background music not be so loud. There are some naturally found intonation problems on all instruments. Some of that can be fixed with some alternate fingerings. The rest is about lipping in such a manner as to bring the off...
by Gandalfe
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Trills with accidentals above them
Replies: 1
Views: 3725

Re: Trills with accidentals above them

An accidental over a trill sign is applied to the auxiliary note of the trill (the note above the main note written). The auxiliary note is usually one LETTER above the main. For example, if you have a written C, aux is D. The auxiliary, usually follows the key signature, or the immediate harmony of...
by Gandalfe
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Legionnaire Flute?
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Re: Legionnaire Flute?

Getting a no-name flute is just an exercise in futility. Save yourself some grief and get something decent.